Subject: New RtI Resource/LD Determinations
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner
Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education, Special Education
Date: May 3, 2007
We have just been notified by the U.S. Department of Education about a new
resource for using Response to Intervention in LD identification.
The National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD), an
OSEP-funded joint project of researchers at Vanderbilt University and the
University of Kansas, will release on Friday, May 4, 2007, a resource kit to
help educators navigate the changes related to specific learning disability
determination and responsiveness to intervention.
The Learning Disabilities Resource Kit: Specific Learning Disabilities
Determination Procedures and Responsiveness to Intervention is available on
http://www.nrcld.org/resource_kit. The resource kit features general
information for educators, "how-to" manuals to guide discussions of SLD
determination and RtI, and briefs to help parents understand RtI and SLD
determination changes. All materials in the Learning Disabilities Resource
Kit are in the public domain and may be reproduced.
The kit includes the following sections: --Specific Learning
Disability and Responsiveness to Intervention General Information --Specific
Learning Disability and Responsiveness to Intervention Tools for Change
--Getting Started with SLD Determination: After IDEA Reauthorization
--Responsiveness to Intervention: How to Do It --PowerPoint Presentations
In addition to being able to download a copy of the kit via NRCLD's website,
interested parties can request a CD version of the kit via the website.
Finally, print versions of the kit and the accompanying CD will be sent to
the following groups/organizations, among others, on Friday: OSEP TA&D
Network members Comprehensive/Content/Equity Assistance Centers Parent
Training/Information Centers State Directors of Special Education including
the Territories and BIA Federal RRC and RRCs